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FAIR (Family Adventures In Reading ) Raynham Library

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FAIR (Family Adventures In Reading ) Raynham Library

Time: October 6, 2012 at 10am to November 10, 2012 at 11am
Location: Raynham Public Library
Street: 670 South Main Street
City/Town: Raynham
Website or Map: http://raynhampubliclibrary.o…
Phone: 508 823 1344
Event Type: fair, masshumanities
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2012

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Storyteller Andrea Lovett will be participating in Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) which is a humanities-based reading and discussion program for children and their parents or other primary care givers (e.g., grandparents, foster parents, etc.), currently being offered in collaboration with the public library of Raynham.

inspired by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' acclaimed program Prime Time Family Reading Time®, FAIR brings children and adults together to enjoy entertaining and thought-provoking presentations of outstanding picture books, and to share and reflect upon their responses to the stories.

By modeling expressive storytelling and introducing the pleasures and rewards of exploring ideas, the program encourages parents to read to their children at home and to make visiting the library a regular family activity. Each 90-minute session includes an engaging interactive presentation by a professional storyteller, followed by a brief, lively introduction to some aspect of library services, and concludes with socializing over light refreshments.

The books, selected for their artistic excellence and narrative appeal, draw on a variety of cultural traditions, including those that predominate in the neighborhoods where the program is offered. The stories lend themselves to exploration of character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.

Parents and children and other family members learn from one another's different perspectives, and discussions are often enriched by parents' sharing of stories from their own family histories.

Participating libraries provide the meeting space and the services of their librarians, who recruit families in collaboration with various other community agencies. Mass Humanities recruits and hires the storytellers and provides the books.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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